Library Cafe

274 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735Directions


Library Café, formerly the Farmingdale Public Library, entices guests to enjoy "storybooks" of American fare and endless cocktails. Enjoy the sophisticated yet casual atmosphere on Main Street in Farmingdale with an approachable pub menu.

Company History

Founded in 1890, Lessing’s Hospitality Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned company comprised of over 120 locations throughout the Northeast and Florida. Lessing’s caters approximately 1,500 weddings annually and operates 16 wedding and catering venues. In addition, the company operates 10 full-service restaurants, over 80 corporate and academic dining centers, nine Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza franchises and a historic inn. Steeped in over 125 years of tradition, but adapting to a constantly changing industry, Lessing’s Hospitality Group’s focus is on providing each bride and groom with unique, personalized experiences and remarkable hospitality.

Additional Info

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  • Reception Area
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Liability Insurance
  • Nearby Guest Accommodations
  • On-Site Ceremony Location
  • On-Site After Party Location
  • One Event At A Time
  • Wi-Fi

BOLI Love!

We had an awesome wedding shower at the Library Cafe for about 25 ppl. The food was very good, the service staff was always helpful and very nice (Jessica was our main server), the pricing was reasonable. The room size was just right, not too big nor too small. We liked that the party room was separate from the main part of the restaurant. It was not easy to find a nice venue for a small party and we are so happy we found the Library Cafe. Lastly, we must mention the cake - it was pretty and delightful. Mike - thank you for making it so easy to make the arrangements, including all the final details.
Jessica - thank you for all your help and for being a pleasure to deal with.

Jaime L.

Always have a great time when I’m here and go out with a group of people. the food is always great and the drinks are always a 10/10 they always have a good music playing & the staff are fabulous

Our group had a great time! The food was good, the company was good, the atmosphere was great and the best part was the wonderful service our server Brandon! He was professional, friendly, and extremely attentive to our needs and requests. He always had a smile on his face. I would definitely come back again!
Sheila H.

My now husband and I chose The Library Cafe for our rehearsal dinner and it was a beautiful event! We had 25 people so we were able to book the upstairs room and had a personalized menu. The food and service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Thank you again for a memorable evening !

Vanessa Z.
The Library Cafe A+++ The dinner was great! The price was right and the drinks were strong! We had a great time and the wait staff was super friendly.
Susanne H.
Venue: Library Cafe- 10/10- I’m a lawyer so the library theme was on point and the price was great. We had the upstairs area with its own bar. Chose the brunch option and added a salad (and thank goodness we did, because we devoured that salad). Everything was great.
Allie R.

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